The Islamic Cultural Center was the first building designed and erected as a mosque in New York City. Though on the Upper East Side, and within Manhattan's grid, the building sits diagonally on its lot, facing Mecca. This creates several exterior courtyards and meeting areas and provides some green space for the building.
In this video from our friends at Curbed, take a peek inside the Islamic Cultural Center and check out its cavernous interior.
Curbed's series on places of worship continues at the Islamic Cultural Center of New York. Turn on the audio to experience the power of prayer at the mosque, which was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.
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